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Physics 2301 -- Spring 2018

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*General Information about Physics 2301

Course title:
Physics 2301: Intermediate Mechanics (part 2)
Introduction to Classical Mechanics by D. Morin (available as an ebook)
Basic Training in Mathematics by Shankar (first few chapters available as Google preview)
Topics to be covered:

  • Vector Angular Momentum
  • Rigid Body motion
  • Accelerated Frames
  • Relativity
  • Oscillations, including damping, driving and coupling
  • More math methods (linear algebra, complex numbers, Fourier series)
  • and more with Mathematica
    Meeting Schedule:
    Lecture: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 11.30am-12.25pm in room Scott Lab E0001
    Small groups: TBA (when scheduled, will replace one of the days above)
    Holidays this term: MLK Day (Mon Jan 15), Spring Break (Mon-Fri, Mar 12-16)
    Grade Weighting:
    Assigned problems [30%]
    Midterm #1 [20%]: Thursday Feb 15 7.30-9.30pm in Smith 1153
    Midterm #2 [20%]: Thursday Mar 29 7.30-9.30pm in Smith 1153
    Final [30%]: Friday Apr 27 12:00pm-1:45pm in Smith 1153
    Prof. Gregory Kilcup
    office: M2030 Physics Research Building
    email: kilcup.1@osu.edu
    phone: 946-0276
    Office Hours: most afternoons in Smith 1011/1094, especially when homework is due.
    Grad Tutor:
    Mike Lopez (grad student)
    Undergrad Tutors:
    Stephen Gant
    Omar Mansour
    Derek Lust
    Charles Woodrum
    Hani Rannawi
    Lucas Smith
    Shreyas Muralidharan
    Taylor Schaffner
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    *Problem Sets

    Homework is usually due on Tuesday either on paper in the box in SM 1011, or (preferably) by upload of a PDF file to Carmen. Late homework will be accepted for one week after the due date. Everyone gets two unexcused lates, and one free pass. Everyone can earn a second free pass by completing a physics education research survey (details will arrive by email).

    *Handouts and Links

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